The dragon atop the gong at The Cliffhouse.

A while back, I was chatting with Jim Butchart — the Executive Chef of Aspen Snowmass — and the topic of favorite on-mountain meals came up. The first thing that sprung to his mind, literally, were the vegetable spring rolls at The Cliffhouse atop Buttermilk. “Nobody knows about them,” he noted. That last line — nobody knows […]

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I have accumulated a LOT of ski stuff over the years.  I have one bag dedicated to ski racing equipment, another to mid winter and one to extras and spring conditions.  We’re currently in the middle of an unusually warm spell and I had to find my third bag to get the spring gloves and […]

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Today is the day I make my weekly pilgrimage to Snowmass to bring my 5 year old son to our local ski club for ski lessons and such.  They get to ski with their friends and generally make havoc around the mountain while the adults in the immediate area are just trying to not fall […]

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West Elk by John Fielder

THE ENVIRONMENT FOUNDATION RELEASES $31,500 IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT ROARING FORK VALLEY YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY EDUCATION    Foundation also donates more than $64,000 to maintain trails, promote energy efficiency and ensure responsible oil and gas development. The Environment Foundation Board recently invested $31,500 in six organizations working to educate the next generation of public […]

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Written by Sean Keery, Ski Pro based at Aspen Highlands Today, there are more than 21 million Americans with a physical disability, many who are eligible to compete in Paralympic sport. Over the past decade, thousands of military personnel have sustained serious injuries during active duty tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Research shows that daily […]

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Merry Go Round at Aspen Highlands

If you live in the Roaring Fork Valley, you have good reason to consider Wednesday your favorite day of the week. Starting tomorrow (January 14), Aspen Snowmass will once again be having a local’s appreciation day every Wednesday at Aspen Highlands, which includes such Hump Day bennies as free parking at the base, and lunch and beer specials at […]

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Lynn Britt Cabin Chuck Wagon Dinner Snowcat, Snowmass Mountain

If you are a parent who is planning a ski trip for your family, odds are you’ve wrestled with what to do after the slopes close, especially if your kids are under 10 and if (how should we say this?) sitting still in a restaurant is not their forte. I was thinking about this conundrum last Wednesday […]

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